The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge", Italian pronunciation: [ˈponte ˈvɛkkjo]) is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, wonderful little town in Germany.
Iconic tower of Paris.. Eiffel Tower
Vatican City, Italy
Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to America. Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the twentieth century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
This timeless shot of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River.
St. Mark's Square
The Italian way - traveling through the canals of Venice
While taking a Parisan stroll through the park, sights of trees, birds and sun behind the Eiffel Tower... life is rough in Paris!
On 6 October 1889, the Moulin Rouge opened in the Jardin de Paris, at the foot of the Montmartre hill.
The romantic road of Germany
The view from our Huis Koning bed and breakfast, best place in town!! Huis Koning is a historic building from the 17th century, situated along the canals (called Reien), which was renovated recently and has been transformed into a charming B&B. www.huiskoning.be/homeEN.html
Varenna... on the edge of the water of Lake Como. A place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds. Italians know how to live!
This photo was taken while walking through the streets of Bellagio, Italy. Overlooking Lake Como and the mountains.
Catacombes de Paris 2013
Florence by night at the Piazzale Michelangelo shows the illuminated the city the best it can... stunning to see.
The one foggy day we had in Bruges made for a ominous feeling that was a perfect sendoff back to Paris. The old historic buildings wrapped in dense fog...
The Saint-François tower ('tour Saint-François') in Nice on the French Riviera. The flag of Nice flies on the top of this clok tower, formely bell tower of a Francisan monastery.
Bones, bones, bones..... a visit to the Catacombs in Paris, underground to the city. It was worth the wait (long lines).
I found it interesting to see how life moves in a fast pace, yet some people are in their own little world enjoying a book.
We strolled through the streets of Florence and came into the Piazza della Repubblica, seeing this wonderful carousel. I liked the light it was emitting and the people standing around... the one thing the photo lacks is the sounds of the guitarist playing in the background.
Brugge is a hidden gem that is a most see! The town is wonderful and full of history, with great food and more beer than you can imagine! Canals run around and through the town with cobblestone roads.
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. A wonderful place to daytrip if you are in the area.
Photo was taken at night while in Duck Creek, Utah.
Watching the sunset on the beach
View from Sacré Cour
Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy.. wonderful daytrip from Florence.
Big Bear Lake, California
Watching the sunset on the coast
Moon in the night sky in Utah
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Leaning tower of Pisa
Shot this last night during a thunderstorm near Las Vegas.
Enter at your own risk the doors of this haunted house on St. Peters - New Orleans, Louisiana
Wonderful day for a lemonade stand at the firehouse.. warm day, clear skys and old glory showing her stars and stripes.
Photo taken on the way back from Utah. In the hills just passed Beaver Dam.
An artist knows no bounds. Typing away on Royal St., New Orleans, LA.
From my vacation to Germany...
St. Louis, Mo.
What a humbling experience while on vacation in Germany...
Morning view from the villa we stayed in while traveling Italy
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California sunset on the beach
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
The one and only Moulin Rouge!
This 13th century hand-crafted bread oven is located on a wonderful villa in Impruneta, Italy. The Villa Montanine is just outside the city of Florence.
My beautiful wife looking over the details of this Venitian Villa.